?I am excited to get the bowling year under way and begin training with our new recruits and returning players,? Dick said. ?I am blessed that I have been given this opportunity and am humbled to become part of the Tabor family.?
A Topeka native, Dick?s family has owned Sunflower Bowl since 1980. Dick bowled at Wichita State University from 1987-1992, then served as associate coach at the school for two years.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1994. Following his honorable discharge in 1996, he became the full-time assistant coach in charge of player development for the Shocker bowling program.
In 1998, he led the men?s team to victory at the National Collegiate Bowling Championships.
Since 1999, he has served in a variety of capacities with the United States Postal Service.
?It was divine timing that Tabor College was in need of a new head bowling coach,? Dick said. ?Upon seeing the online posting I immediately spoke to my wife about the opportunity.
?The fact the bowling coach position was at Tabor College, a Christian liberal arts college, was like God setting off all the bells, whistles and fireworks to guide me in this direction.?
Dick and wife DeAnna have an 18-year-old daughter, Gail, and godchildren Joshua, 8, and Jocelyn, 7.